1911 F.H. King, former chief of USDA’ s Division of Soil Management, wrote Farmers of Forty Centuries, a classic that described how people in China farmed the same fields for 4,000 years without destroying their fertility.
1940 The first use of the term “organic farming” was in Look to the Land, the book by Lord Northbourne [Read more…]
A workshop at the 2011 MOSES Organic Farming Conference by Roger Blobaum, (February 2011)
“When I was invited to present a workshop on the history of organic farming, the workshop coordinator and I agreed that the history was too large a topic to cover in one workshop session. The result was a presentation limited to the history of organic farming in the Midwest in the 1970s.” — Roger Blobaum [Read more…]
Organic Field Day Presentation by Roger Blobaum, Lamberton, Minnesota, July 8, 2010
I am here today representing The Ceres Trust, a national foundation that makes organic farming a priority. It is not appropriate for me, as a foundation representative, to talk about mobilizing political support for organic research.
But I can talk about the impact political action has had on organic research in the past and the persistent efforts of organic farmers and others to build support for organic research. [Read more…]